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The Urban Asian House By Robert Powell

The Urban Asian House
by Robert Powell

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Using colour illustrations and examples from India, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia solutions are provided for urban and suburban living in the tropics as space becomes constrained. Examples are shown of row or terrace houses, detached houses, courtyard houses, family compounds and cluster houses which reinterpret vernacular traditions.
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The Urban Asian House: Living in Tropical Cities by Robert Powell

In the 21st century, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila will be among the 20 mega-cities in the world, each with a population of over 10 million. Now more than ever, urban houses in Asia need to meet the challenges of space constraints, the high cost of land, heat and humidity, pollution and privacy. The urban house must do "more with less" and show how small can be beautiful. Using examples from India, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, this book is a showcase for solutions to urban and suburban living in the tropics. There are sections on row or terrace houses, detached houses, courtyard houses, family compounds asnd cluster houses. Demonstrating that courtyards, air wells and terraces are all features that can bring a sense of oasis and calm to city dwellers, the book illustrates houses which reinterpret vernacular traditions and others which have been influenced by the international architecture scene.

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GOR008823644
The Urban Asian House: Living in Tropical Cities by Robert Powell
Robert Powell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1998-06-02
176
0500341621
9780500341629
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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